"The lack of sufficient capacity to meet the country's energy needs remains a challenge and all attempts are being made to ensure that we overcome the tight energy situation," the Cabinet said yesterday in its statement following its regular fortnightly briefing on Wednesday. It was the last briefing of the year.
"The Cabinet adopted a five-point plan to address the electricity challenges facing the country," Minister in the Presidency: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe said in Pretoria after the briefing. "The lack of sufficient capacity to meet the country's energy needs remains a challenge and all attempts are being made to ensure that we overcome the tight energy situation."
Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson said the war room would be made up of the departments of Energy, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Public Enterprises, National Treasury, Economic Development, Water and Sanitation and Eskom, as well as technical officials.
"We bring together a team that [will] drive the implementation of the interventions in the five-point plan. A core focus will be to monitor the implementation, assess the costs."
She said the war room would be housed at Eskom to ensure the optimal co-ordination of all parties.
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